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The mission of the State Technical Assistance Team (STAT) is to protect children and support agencies who protect Missouri children. To support this mission, STAT:

How STAT can help

STAT provides assistance to multidisciplinary teams and local law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting child sexual abuse, child exploitation and internet crimes against children cases.

There are five agencies who can request assistance from STAT, which include:

  • Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division
  • Local, state or federal law enforcement
  • Prosecutors
  • Juvenile offices/family courts
  • Coroners/medical examiners

Additional Resources

STAT Statute

STAT Staff